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What Happens To The Military If The Government Shuts Down

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, about the impact a government shutdown can have on the military.

Indianapolis Union Leader Takes Stock Of What's Changed During Trump's First Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

A year ago, Indianapolis union leader Chuck Jones feuded with President Trump over his promise to save jobs at the Carrier plant in town. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Jones to take stock of what's changed when it comes to American manufacturing during the first year of the Trump administration.

President Trump Address March For Life Attendees

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

President Trump will address abortion rights opponents gathering for their annual rally, called the March for Life, on the National Mall. Trump will be the first president to address the rally via satellite from the White House.

Sen. Cory Gardner Discusses Likelihood Of Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The U.S. government will shutdown at midnight on Friday if the Senate doesn't approve a spending bill. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., about the likelihood of a government shutdown and what the Republican response would be.

White House Says It Doesn't Want A Government Shutdown, But Will Congress Reach A Deal?

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

The White House says it does not want a government shutdown. But it's unclear if a deal will be reached in time to avoid one.

Why Women's March Organizers Are Focused On Polls In Nevada This Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Organizers of the women's marches planned for this weekend, including a big expected one in Las Vegas on Sunday, discuss what's changed since last year and their hopes for this year.

Where Each Party Stands As Government Shutdown Looms

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

As the government faces a potential shutdown, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with David Brooks of The New York Times and Mathhew Yglesias of Vox about where the parties stand divided on issues contributing to the debate.

With Hours Left, Congress Still Trying To Reach An Agreement To Fund The Government

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:18pm

Government funding runs out at midnight unless Congress can come to an agreement on spending, immigration and potentially other issues.

Pence Heads Off On Delayed And Scaled-Back Mideast Visit

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:04pm

The vice president's three-nation trip was supposed to happen in December. Pence wants to focus on security matters and the persecution of Christians, but he will also have to soothe allies.

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World's Regard For U.S. Leadership Hits Record Low In Gallup Poll

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:32pm

The global approval rating for U.S. leadership fell to 30 percent — lower in President Trump's first year in office than under former President George W. Bush, and a sharp fall from the Obama era.

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Daniel Ellsberg Explains Why He Leaked The Pentagon Papers

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:25pm

In 1971, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in the hope that they would help end the Vietnam War. His story is portrayed in the new film The Post. Originally broadcast Dec. 4, 2017.

Trump Appointee Resigns After Bigoted Comments Surface

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:51am

Carl Higbie, appointed by President Trump to serve in the agency that runs AmericCorps, has apologized for remarks that derided black people, Muslims and other groups.

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White House: 'We Don't Want A Shutdown'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:49am

The White House hosts a press conference Friday morning regarding a possible government shutdown. The Senate has not yet acted on a House-passed, short-term continuing resolution.

Friday News Roundup - International

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:06am

It's a lonesome world.

Open Or Closed? Here's What Happens In A Partial Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:40am

The mail will get delivered, Social Security checks will go out, and the National Park Service says it will try to keep parks accessible if there is a shutdown. But most federal agencies would close.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:06am

If you think your to-do list is long, consider your Senators'.

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President Trump: 'Shutdown Coming?'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:34am

Senate Democrats say they will oppose the GOP's stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown, raising the likelihood of the first partial government shutdown since 2013.

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Clock Ticks Down Toward A Midnight Government Shutdown

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:45am

Rachel Martin talks to Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, about the chances of a government shutdown Friday night. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the conversation.

Stansfield Turner, Who Headed CIA Under Carter, Dies At 94

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:32am

The Navy admiral tapped by President Carter to lead the spy agency conducted a controversial downsizing of risky clandestine operations — a move that angered many in the intelligence community.

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DREAMers Caught Up In Efforts To Keep The Government Open

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 6:24am

Steve Inskeep asks Democratic Sen. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland if he's willing to let the government shut down to secure promises on immigration overhaul. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the topic.

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